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be silent. through administrative action we must limit the proliferation of weapons and ammunitions that have no other purpose than to kill citizens. >> as the debate over gun control heats up, the newtown tragedy could be a new tipping point for some pro gun control lawmakers. >> reporter: the numbers are striking, 8,500 people die each year in gun violence. since columbine, nearly 14 years ago, more than 30 mass murders involving guns. the list is chilling. >> shame on nra. >> reporter: as protesters gathered outside offices in washington, the nra again declined to comment on the debate, but there were signs that the sandy hook massacre has impacted capitol hill. >> as your senator i will protect our second amendment rights. >> reporter: west virginia senator, joe manchin, a life-long nra member said he is rethinking his own positions. >> i don't know anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs those types of multiple clips as far as ammunition. >> reporter: and former republican congressman, joe scarborough, now an msnbc host also reversed him
the dogs quickly. >>> a maryland homeowner literally saw armed robbers in action but this is not your normal couple. the armed robbery, i guess you could say, was all caught on tape. they avoided the naughty list by later returning frosty. thank goodness. >>> finally, folks in the nation's capitol showed the holiday season is in full swing. standing near the national tree and just south of the white house the national menorah was lit sunday evening to celebrate hanukkah. the jewish holiday also known as the eight day of lights began at sun down on saturday night. >>> in sports now, sunday night football right here on nbc. lions/packers with snow falling at green bay's lambeau field, detroit got out to an early lead. quarterback matthew stafford had trouble holding on to that slippery football. the packers turned it into a touchdown. there he goes, there he goes, there he goes, to go on to beat the lines, 27-20. >>> quarterback eli manning threw for three touchdowns. they won 52-27. >>> in other action, washington quarterback robert griffin iii sprained his knee but the redskins beat b
will be laid to rest, including teacher victoria soto. >> whatever actions they took to divert his attention, i'm sure they're the ones that responsible for her being here with us today. >> reporter: while this grieving community continues to remember and mourn the 26 who are not. >> there's no words. >> just deep sadness. just like -- just right down to the middle of all of us. >> reporter: grief counselors and extra security teams were at schools as class resumed in k w newto newtown, tuesday. sandy hook elementary has been closed. it's not clear when students will restart school, when they do, the classrooms will look the same as they did before the attack at monroe elementary. still everyone here knows they will never be the same. 20 friends, teammates, brothers and sisters will always be missing. jay gray, nbc news, newtown, connecticut. >>> now for a look at the weather including that winter storm making its way east, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. good morning. >>> good morning. this storm will cause a lot of headaches. schools will be canceled in some cases. airports will have
one life, we have to take action. >>> a congressional hearing, two state department officials answered questions about poor security during the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that killed more americans, including an ambassador. republican and democratic lawmakers clashed over whether a lack of funding or lack of leadership was the real problem. >>> last night on "rock center with brian williams," richard engel recounted the agonizing moments of being held capitalive in syria, including the moments he felt he'd never leave the country alive. >> you're blindfolded. you don't know what's going on. they take you outside forcefully. they line you up against a wall. you hear weapons loading and unloading. you hear plastic wrap being on a tarp set out in front of you. you think this is it. then they leave you there for 30 minutes. and just let the moment play out. and that was happening every day. >> richard and his team were not harmed and left syria on tuesday. he'll share more of his story on the "today" show. >>> over on wall street, the dow gained 59 point
customer leaped into action when an armed gunman held up a washington convenience store. the bystander attacked the would-be robber and slammed him to the ground. he and a store employee held down the suspect until the police arrived. >>> in north carolina tea party group is drawing outrage for raffling two guns, including an ar-15 assault rifle similar to the one used in last week's connecticut school shooting. >> what made us decide to go through with it is because the left, once again, is trying to dominate the conversation. >> the group says the fund-raiser was scheduled before the sandy hook shootings. >>> two deadly and massive wrecks, first to texas where a major dust storm along interstate 27 caused five crashes and killed one person. 45 mile-an-hour wind gusts reduced visibility in some areas to zero. >>> and next to new york, where one person was culled in a pileup involving 37 cars on a long island highway. officials believe the multivehicle collision began when a tractor-trailer served into several vehicles. >>> finally, santa claus gets in sight seeing to spread holiday ch
care. we'll have the latest on that. >>> a vigil for firefighters, a tornado in action and december surfing in the great lakes. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. a powerful winter storm that brought an odd mix of tornadoes, heavy winds and snow to the nation's midsection is now wreaking havoc on the northeast. snow and sleet have produced treacherous road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with more than a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. and as nbc's kurt gregory reports, the storm is creating a post holiday travel nightmare. >> reporter: cleanup on the day after christmas for the deep south. a record of more than 20 tornadoes as a massive storm system ripped through mississippi and alabama and left arkansas with a record-breaking white christmas. that storm system continued its march across the center of the nation wednesday, leaving a near whiteout from detroit -- >> not used to it. it's slick. >> reporter: -- to indianapolis. >> it's definitely a doozy out there. >> reporter: the blizzard-like
is back with the team. and the quarterback got two touchdowns to beat houston. in other action peyton manning had three touchdown passes in the game for the 73rd time. passing the lead record set by brett favre. seattle quarterback russell wilson tied peyton manning's record. the seahawks defeated the rams 20-13. nfl coaches on the chopping include include philadelphia's andy reed after a 4-2 losing season. and norv turner is expected to be cut after missing the playoffs three years in a row. and tony sparano will not return after the team finished 30th. four college football games. the sun boul has usc against georgia tech. and chick-fil-a bowl lsu versus clemson. straight ahead a ice rescue that you've never seen before. and last week barbara bush called one of her husband's favorite bands and requested a private concert. the oak ridge boys agreed and gathered in their office to sing over the phone. the 41st president requested "elv ira." they also sang "amazing grace." take a listen. ♪ amazing grace how sweet thou sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ...but he'd wait for her
action against instagram in response to last week's uproar over revised service terms that suggest user photos might be sold without consent. facebook vows to fight it vigorously. >>> the tsa is testing a pilot program that lets average travellers keep their shoes on and leave liquids in their carry-on bags. the test here is you have to get past a bomb sniffing bag and agent especially trained to detect suspicious behavior. >>> let's bring you to china. the world's longest running high speed train is off between beijing and gauuangzhou will take eight hours instead of 20. >>> and in wake of the tragedy at newtown, now known as the 26 acts movement was sparked with a tweet by our own colleague, ann curry, who learned more about this global out-pouring of generosity from carl quintilla. >> reporter: it started with a simple idea posted to twitter. what if we could honor the 26 lives lost at sandy hook elementary with small acts of kindness, leaving a stranger an unexpected treat or inspirational message or a way to keep warm. >> i've always made quilts. i thought, wouldn't it be nice to m
. the president took a stage to deliver san emotional speech. followed by an unexpected call for action. >> this is our first task. caring for our children. it's our first job. if we don't get that right, we don't get anything right. that's how as a society we will be judged. and by that
's highest paid player out of action until june. >>> former phillies and mets outfielder lenny dykstra has been sentenced to 6 1/2 months in prison for bankruptcy fraud. >>> and legend airy fighter mohammed ali was named the king of boxing at the world's boxing council's 50th annual convention in cancun, mexico. the 70-year-old ali was heavyweight champion three time. >>> finally, some skaters in canada took their sport to extreme heights. athletes strapped on protective gear to sprint to the finish line in a down hill skating race. competitors battled a few falls there. narrow lanes and extreme speeds. if they want to take the lead, the rules even allow for contact between the skaters. so as can you imagine, crashes are nearly inevitable with that fast and winding track. makes for good video for us. now for a look at your weather, let's check back in with bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. >> that's entertaining. if you or i or the staff were to do it that, would be really entertaining. >> and i will refuse to participate in. that i'll be on the sidelines. >> lame. >> i kn
into super political action committees that helped republicans, including mitt romney. >>> this sounds more like a plot out of a tom clancy cold war novel. a rove navy sailor is suspected of telling top-secret submarine tracking technology to the russians. nbc affiliate reporter andy fox with wavy has this story. >> reporter: robert hoffman appeared in court wearing a t-shirt with a rooster on it with the words "born to fight," in reference to cock fighting. mr. hoffman, did you try to sell government secrets? just a big smirky smile from hoffman, who retired a year ago and is trained as a navy cryptologic technician. he is able to find submarines using sophisticated direction-finding technology. the indictment reads hoffman had access to top-secret information which could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security. on october 21st, hoffman is accused of delivering secret information to people he believed to be officials with the russian federation on how to track u.s. submarines using the technology he learned on the job working for the navy. the information included the technol
, the nikkei climbed 161 points. but in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 57. >> it was aggressive action by the fed that offset the fiscal fears for now. investors welcomed news of the central bank's next round of monetary stimulus and interest rates will remain low until unemployment drops below 6.5%. incidentally, unemployment hasn't been at that level since october 2008. a 14-year high at the time. >>> according to reality track, banks foreclosed on 3% fewer homes last month than they did in october. that is a 19% improvement over november 2011. >>> later this morning, strong monthly auto sales and the early weeks of holiday shopping should give a boost to november retail sales. in october, carmakers had their best month in five years. >>> aaa predicts one in four americans will hit roads and skies this holiday season. more than 93 million of us will travel 50 miles or more from home during the final weeks in 2012. that's up 1.5% from last year. >>> the wait is over. nearly three months after google maps mobile app was kicked off the iphone in favor of apple's own mapping software, a
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